|The Magnificent Ambersons (version 2) - Booth Tarkington|
LibriVox recording of The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington. Read by Jeannie The Magnificent Ambersons is a 1918 novel by Booth Tarkington which won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. It was the second novel in the Growth trilogy, which included The Turmoil (1915) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version, also titled The Magnificent Ambersons...
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|The Financier - Theodore Dreiser|
LibriVox recording of The Financier, by Theodore Dreiser. Read by Richard Kilmer. In Philadelphia, Frank Cowperwood, whose father is a banker, makes his first money by buying cheap soaps on the market and selling it back with profit to a grocer. Later, he gets a job in Henry Waterman & Company, and leaves it for Tighe & Company. He also marries an affluent widow, in spite of his young age. Over the years, he starts embezzling municipal funds...
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|The Girl with the Golden Eyes - Honoré de Balzac|
LibriVox recording of The Girl with the Golden Eyes, by Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) Translated by Ellen Marriage (1865-?). Read by Martin Geeson. "Give me a feast such as men give when they love," she said, "and whilst I sleep, slay me..." Listeners who like to plunge straight into a story would do well to skip the lengthy preamble. Here, Balzac the virtuoso satirist depicts the levels of Parisian society as a version of the Inferno of Dante - but perhaps keeps the reader waiting too long for ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; satire; Comédie Humaine; Paris; seduction; relationships
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|Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser|
Librivox recording of Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945) was an American author of the naturalist school, known for dealing with the gritty reality of life. Sister Carrie (1900) is his first novel and tells the story of a young country girl who moves to the big city (Chicago) where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to powerful men and later as a famous actress...
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